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Qupe Syrah 2010

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This is a classic Central Coast Syrah, combining the spice and acidity of the cool climate grapes with the forward fruit of the warm climate grapes. It has the balance to be age worthy...in fact we just received an email the other day from a customer telling us how much they enjoyed a bottle of our 1989 Syrah-Central Coast. Best to drink it though and save your cellar space for our single vineyard Syrahs.

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Qupé:
Qupé is dedicated to producing handcrafted Rhône varietals and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast. We employ traditional winemaking techniques to make wines that are true to type and speak of their vineyard sources. Our goal is to make wines with impeccable balance that can be enjoyed in their youth, yet because of the good acidity from cool vineyard sites can also benefit from ageing. ... Read more
Qupé is dedicated to producing handcrafted Rhône varietals and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast. We employ traditional winemaking techniques to make wines that are true to type and speak of their vineyard sources. Our goal is to make wines with impeccable balance that can be enjoyed in their youth, yet because of the good acidity from cool vineyard sites can also benefit from ageing. We are committed to sourcing grapes from some of the best and most prestigious vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Qupé Wine Cellars is located on the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, California. Qupé shares a production facility with Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat, and together they have a production and sales support staff. Jim Adelman is the General Manager and also shares winemaking duties. Once a year, during harvest, visiting winemakers and wine professionals with various backgrounds (many from different states and countries) in the wine business come to work with Bob and Jim at the winery to share techniques and ideas. Focusing on fruit grown in the Central Coast Appellation of California, Qupé produces Rhone varietals and Chardonnay. A majority of Qupé’s wines (about 50%) are made from grapes grown on the Bien Nacido Vineyard, where the Syrah and Chardonnay are planted and grown to Bob’s specifications. In addition to Bien Nacido, Qupé also farms (using organic practices) a 14 acre vineyard in Los Olivos called “Ibarra-Young Vineyard.” The balance of the Qupé wines are made from grapes grown at various vineyards in the Central Coast appellation of California. Bob and his wife Louisa have recently purchased an 80 acre vineyard site in the Edna Valley which they began planting in the spring of 2005. This vineyard will be developed and farmed under the rigorous principles of Biodynamic Farming. Read less
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Member Reviews for Qupe Syrah

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
09/09/2012

Country herbs over dark red berry fruit on the nose. Crushed berry and stone with hints of cedar. On the palate, spicy, cedar driven raspberry, black cherry, cola and some earth. Really great structure, balance and flavor. Some nice blackberry as well. 94 pts. 9/2/12 at tasting room


Snooth User: robfohl
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0.00 5
04/22/2014

A gift from a friend.. I like it.... Very drinkable inexpensive table wine.. Strawberry..cowboyish... Good.


External Reviews for Qupe Syrah

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

Started by Bob Lundquist, Qupe Wines are produced in the Central Coast of California and are easily recognisable by their Poppy design labels.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

The 2010 Syrah impresses for its length and textural finesse. This is a medium-bodied, feminine style of Syrah, and while varietal notes never really develop, the wine shows quite a bit of polish and overall harmony for its price point. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2015.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Bright violet color. Red berries and cherry on the fragrant, spice-accented nose and palate. Juicy and light on its feet, showing good finishing focus and cut. In an uncomplicated, easygoing style and ready to drink.



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This is a classic Central Coast Syrah, combining the spice and acidity of the cool climate grapes with the forward fruit of the warm climate grapes. It has the balance to be age worthy...in fact we just received an email the other day from a customer telling us how much they enjoyed a bottle of our 1989 Syrah-Central Coast. Best to drink it though and save your cellar space for our single vineyard Syrahs.

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